1/2 Day Tours...

Morning Visit

A half-day package to the Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary offers visitors an enjoyable opportunity to spend quality time with elephants in their natural home, as well as gain an insight into their history and behavior, and create cherished lifelong memories oftheir time spent with these amazing animals.

Visitors to the Sanctuary will also be privileged enough to meet and interact with (members of the) local Laos people, and witness stunning views of the surrounding jungle andmountains – All while interacting personally with friendly, happy elephants in a safe andsustainable environment. On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your place of accommodationand will drive for approximately 1 hour(s) through scenic agricultural areas, hills, andforest(s), before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speakingguide and learn a little about the elephants, Laos traditional food and fresh fruit.

After being allocated bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, you will walkwith your guide through the Sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants andhear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After youhave met all the elephants, you will accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddywith the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. Next,you will walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wadethrough and play in the water.

Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friends and change into some dry clothes. Finally, (there will be time to) eat some snacks and seasonal fresh fruit, before enjoying once again the impressive rural scenery as you drive back to Vang Vieng.

PRICE:
450.000 kip per person


WHAT TO BRING:


Hat, Bathing Suit, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Towel, Walking Shoes, Change of Clothes, Camera (Optional)



PRICE INCLUDES:


PICK UP/DROP OFF TO YOUR PLACE OF ACCOMMODATION IN VANG VIENG
ENGLISH-SPEAKING TOUR GUIDES
LUNCH
DRINKING WATER
FOOD FOR FEEDING ELEPHANTS

PICK-UP TIME:


08:30-09:00 Hrs. from your hotel


FINISH TIME:


APPROX: 12:30 Hrs.



ITINERARY


Pick up from your hotel or accommodation.
Drive approximately 1 hours South of Vang Vieng through mountains, forest, local villages.
Arrive at the Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary. Learn about the elephants and Laos traditional food and fresh fruit.
Meet the elephants. Feed, interact, and play with the elephants in a natural environment as you learn About their behavior and history. Take photos with the elephants.
Mud Spa with the elephants.
Walk with the elephants to a river and bathe them.
Eat a traditional meal and then say goodbye to the elephants.
Leave the Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and drive approximately 1.5 hours to Vang Vieng.
Drop off at your hotel or accommodation.



*Please Note: At the Sanctuary, we will allow you to spend as much time as possible with the elephants. Therefore, there is no formal schedule aside from pick-up times.

1/2 Day Tours...

Afternoon Visit

As per the Morning Visit above.

PRICE:
450.000 kip per person

WHAT TO BRING:

Hat, Bathing Suit, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Towel, Walking Shoes, Change of Clothes, Camera (Optional)



PRICE INCLUDES:

PICK UP/DROP OFF TO YOUR PLACE OF ACCOMMODATION IN VANG VIENG
ENGLISH-SPEAKING TOUR GUIDES
LUNCH
DRINKING WATER
FOOD FOR FEEDING ELEPHANTS

PICK-UP TIME:

12:00 Hrs. from your hotel


FINISH TIME:


APPROX: 17:30 Hrs.



ITINERARY

Pick up from your hotel or accommodation
Drive approximately 1 hours through rolling hills, forest, and local farming areas.
Arrive at the Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary. Learn about the elephants and change into traditional Lao shirt clothing.
Meet the elephants. Feed, interact, and play with the elephants in a natural environment as you learn about their behavior and history. Take photos with the elephants.
Mud Spa with the elephants.
Walk with the elephants to a river and bathe them.
Eat a traditional meal and then say goodbye to the elephants.
The amazing time to enjoy the sunset before Leave Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and drive approximately 1 hours to Vang Vieng.
Drop off at your hotel or accommodation.



*Please Note: At the Sanctuary, we will allow you to spend as much time as possible with the elephants. Therefore, there is no formal schedule aside from pick-up times.

Full Day Tours...

Full Day Visit

A full-day Vangvieng Elephant Sanctuary package offers visitors the opportunity to get to know each of the remarkable elephants and gain a special understanding of their daily lives and behaviors. Experience life with the elephants in their natural home – A freely roamed environment which is both safe and sustainable. Located beside Lao people in a densely forested mountainous region, the Sanctuary is surrounded by spectacular jungle scenery.

You will be picked up from your place of accommodation in the morning, and travel around 1 hours from Vang Vieng to the Sanctuary. Breathe clear mountain air as you drive through the beautiful agricultural countryside , and get a glimpse of local life outside of the city. When you arrive at the Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, an English-speaking guide will walk with you to the Sanctuary, and teach you a little about elephants and the local way of life. Get changed into traditional clothing, listen as your guide tells you more about the Sanctuary, grab some bananas and sugar cane for feeding, and you will be ready to meet the elephants!

Then you will meet and interact with each of our friendly elephants personally. Learn about elephant’s behavior, and discover the unique and interesting history of each elephant as you touch, play, feed, and photograph them. Once you have met and spent time with each of the elephants, you can retire to a relaxing platform overlooking a picturesque lake and jungle. There, you will enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Lao food and fresh fruit, before being re-united with your elephant friends.

At this point during the day, you will walk alongside the elephants to a nearby lake and join them for a bath in the refreshing water. Here, you will have the opportunity to bathe and brush the elephants while they enjoy wading through the water. Next, it will be time for a therapeutic mud spa. Feel free to get muddy as you cover the elephants in a protective layer of mud. Have fun playing with them and watch as they joyfully frolic in the mud spa.

When it’s time to say goodbye to the elephants, you can take some final photos with them to preserve this precious memory, then head upstream and wash off your remaining mud, or relax with a swim in the fresh, clean water. Finally, you will change clothes and prepare to see the sunsets view that the amazing time and a beautifull sun . You will then part ways with your local guide, and return to Vangvieng, experiencing the drive through picturesque rural scenery in the pleasant glow of the sun.



PRICE:
700.000 kip per person

WHAT TO BRING:

Hat, Bathing Suit, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Towel, Walking Shoes, Change of Clothes, Camera (Optional)



PRICE INCLUDES:

PICK UP/DROP OFF TO YOUR PLACE OF ACCOMMODATION IN VANG VIENG
ENGLISH-SPEAKING TOUR GUIDES
LUNCH
DRINKING WATER
FOOD FOR FEEDING ELEPHANTS

PICK-UP TIME:

8:30-9:00 Hrs. from your hotel


FINISH TIME:


APPROX: 17:30 Hrs.



ITINERARY

Pick up from your hotel or accommodation.
Drive approximately 1.5 hours outside of Vang Vieng through rural landscapes, agricultural areas, and forested hills.
Arrive at the Sanctuary. Meet your guide and walk for 10-15 minutes through to vangvieng Elephant Sanctuary. Change into traditional Lao clothing. Enjoy an introductory lesson about elephant anatomy, history, and behavior.
Meet the elephants. Feed, interact, and play with the elephants in their natural home as you learn about their behaviour and history. Take photos with the elephants.
Enjoy a lunch of traditional Lao food and fresh fruit.
Learn how to make herbal medicine balls, feed the Elephants and then walk with the elephants to the lake. Bathe and brush the elephants.
Join the elephants for a therapeutic mud spa. Swim in the lake and take photos with the elephants.
Change clothes and say good bye to the elephants
The amazing time to enjoy the sunset before Leave the Sanctuary and return to Vang Vieng.
Drop off at your hotel or accommodation.



*Please Note: At the Sanctuary, we will allow you to spend as much time as possible with the elephants. Therefore, there is no formal schedule and aside from pick-up times, the times shown here are approximations.

Full Day Tours...

Walking With Elephants

For truly adventurous visitors.

Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary offers a unique full day trekking package. Experience the excitement of joining our elephants as they walk through their natural habitat. Witness these majestic creatures roam through the jungle at a leisurely pace.

After eating a delicious lunch in the jungle, you will proceed to the Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, and can enjoy the same itinerary as Half-Day Afternoon guests – A cleansing mud spa with the elephants, followed by helping bathe them in the lake.



PRICE:
700.000 kip per person

WHAT TO BRING:

Hat, Bathing Suit, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Towel, Walking Shoes, Change of Clothes, Camera (Optional)



The difference between Full Day Visit and One Day Walking With Elephants is:
1) You will get to spend extra time with the elephants in One Day Walk
2) You will get to see their behavior in their natural habitat while feeding them the medicine that is good for their digestive system.



PRICE INCLUDES:

PICK UP/DROP OFF TO YOUR PLACE OF ACCOMMODATION IN VANG VIENG
ENGLISH-SPEAKING TOUR GUIDES
LUNCH
DRINKING WATER
FOOD FOR FEEDING ELEPHANTS

PICK-UP TIME:

8:30-9:00 Hrs. from your hotel


FINISH TIME:


APPROX: 17:30 Hrs.



ITINERARY

Pick up from your hotel or accommodation.
Drive approximately 1 hours through rolling hills, forest, and local farming areas.
Arrive at the Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary. Walk through and learn about the elephants, change into traditional Lao clothing and make medicine for the elephants.
Meet the elephants. Feed, give medicine, interact, and play with the elephants in a natural environment as you learn about their behavior and history. Take photos with the elephants.
Mud Spa with the elephants
Walk with the elephants to a lake and bathe them.
Eat a traditional meal
Walk with the Elephants in the Jungle for approximately 2 hours
Relax and trek to visit to another Elephant Jungle
Sit on the top of mountain to see the beautiful sunsets view before Leave VangVieng Elephant Sanctuary and drive approximately 1 hours Vang Vieng.
Drop off at your hotel or accommodation.



*Please Note: At the Sanctuary, we will allow you to spend as much time as possible with the elephants. Therefore, there is no formal schedule aside from pick-up times.

Overnight Tours...

2 Day Visit to the Sanctuary

A 2 day Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary package offers visitors the opportunity to interact with, learn about, and understand the elephants and local people on a deep, personal level. Gain a thorough insight into life in a Khmu village with an immersive overnight stay, and witness the breathtaking jungle scenery as you explore the local area at your own pace.

The 2 day package begins by following the 1 day package itinerary, including the elephant feeding, mud spa, and bathing. At approximately 3pm, however, you will say goodbye to the 1 day visitors, and remain at the Sanctuary. At this point, you may once again interact with the elephants before they retire for the day, take a leisurely swim in the river, or simply relax on one of the viewing platforms overlooking the spectacular agricultural and jungle landscape.

When you are ready to leave the Sanctuary for the day, you will hike with your guide to stay at the other camp. Your guide will show you to your accommodation in a local family home, and introduce you to some of the friendly local people. Learn about local customs, language, and traditions as you become immersed in the serene mountainside village and picturesque scenery. Feel free to explore the area and photograph the rural views, or relax in your peaceful quiet surroundings as you watch the sun set.

After a short time it will be time for dinner. You will be invited into a local kitchen, where you can watch or help out as traditional Lao food is prepared over the fire. Enjoy a nutritious candlelit dinner of local food made from wholesome, natural ingredients. Speak to the Karen people and learn about the intricacies of life in the jungle as you eat your delicious meal.

After dinner, you can choose to relax some more and converse by candlelight, or retreat to the family home for an early sleep. The traditional wood house features both single and double sleeping areas, warm linen, and mosquito nets, to ensure your comfort during the night. Fall asleep to the soft sounds of the nocturnal jungle life in your natural surroundings and replenish your energy for the second day of your Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary experience.

Awaken early for a brilliant view of the rising sun, or rest a little longer and wake up just in time to eat a healthy breakfast. Choose coffee or freshly brewed herbal tea to complement your breakfast of fresh, organic local foods. Following breakfast, accompany your guide on a jungle trek. During the hour-long hike, you will discover local animal and plant life, visit village houses and organic farms, and become deeply immersed in the jungle environment.

Enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Lao food and fresh fruit, before continuing to hike through the jungle and agricultural areas. Trek to another Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary camp before hiking back to the edge of the jungle with your guide. There, you will meet your driver, say goodbye to the jungle, and return to your place of accommodation in Vang Vieng town.





WHAT TO BRING:

Hat, Bathing Suit, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Towel, Walking Shoes, Change of Clothes, Camera (Optional), Flashlight (optional), any personal medicine.



PRICE INCLUDES:

PICK UP/DROP OFF TO YOUR PLACE OF ACCOMMODATION IN VANG VIENG
ENGLISH-SPEAKING TOUR GUIDES
LUNCH
DRINKING WATER
FOOD (DAY 1 - LUNCH & DINNER;
DAY 2 - BREAKFAST & LUNCH)
1 NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN A LAO VILLAGE
FOOD FOR FEEDING ELEPHANTS

PICK-UP TIME:

08:30-09:00 Hrs. from your hotel


FINISH TIME:


APPROX: 17:30 Hrs. next day



ITINERARY

Day 1: is the same as the 1 Day Visit above.

Day 2: Wake up at the Sanctuary
Enjoy coffee/tea and a delicious breakfast of locally sourced organic foods.
Join half day morning group and trek for approximately 30 mins through serene, rural and jungle landscapes.
Enjoy a lunch of traditional Lao food and fresh fruit.
Trek to visit 2 more Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary camps, pass by an organic farm.
Enjoy time with the Elephants
Return to Vang Vieng and get dropped off at your accommodation.



*Please Note: At the Sanctuary, we will allow you to spend as much time as possible with the elephants. Therefore, there is no formal schedule aside from pick-up times.

What the money is used for...

At Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, the money raised from visits, (volunteers,) merchandise and donations is primarily used for elephant rescue, food, veterinary care, infrastructure and land so we can constantly be growing and expanding the capacity of our Sanctuary and receiving more elephants.
Some of the money is also designated to compensate the local owners of the elephants so they let us take care of them, instead of making them work. Some of the income gets saved so in the future we can buy our own elephants and they can live (forever,) free and happy at the Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary.

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